This unit introduces the principles and materials used in prestressed concrete design. The unit explores in details the design of prestressed concrete structures for serviceability and strength by covering essential topics such as the design of statically determinate and indeterminate beams and also losses – short and long term effects and anchorage zone design. The syllabus also covers the use of commercial software such as INDUCTA and/or RAPT to design prestressed concrete members.
|Unit name||Prestressed Concrete Structures|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Damien Holloway|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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- Determine load effects induced by prestressing and their effect on service behaviour and ultimate strength
- Analyse and design prestressed concrete members for serviceability, deflection, creep and shrinkage
- Analyse and design prestressed concrete members for strength
- Optimise the design of prestressed concrete structures using computer software.
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|Assessment||Questions/ Short Essay (10%)|Design Project 1 (30%)|Design Project 2 (30%)|Design Project 3 (30%)|
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